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Reasons to Buy Investment Properties

June 10, 2020 | Comment

Do you have a passion for home repair and construction? Do you have money you are willing to invest, knowing that it might take a little while to see a return? If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, then it could be to your benefit to make an investment in property.

Before we get into the ways you can make money off properties you don’t live in, it’s best to define what investment properties are. Investment property is any residential lot that you do not plan to live in but instead plan to rent out to others or to repair, flip, and sell for a higher amount than you paid for it later on.

Earn Money Through Rentals

If you buy an investment property with the intention of turning it into a rental property, then you will effectively turn yourself into a landlord. However, you need to know how to do the math to make sure you are making enough of a profit to make the rental worth your time, but not charging so much that people can’t afford to live in the building.

Another thing to consider is that you will likely need to take out a mortgage on the property. This makes this a long term investment. Are you willing to pay for a property for 15+ years? Take this into consideration before becoming a landlord.

Flip the Property 

Another way to make money from investment properties is to flip the house. To do this, people typically buy a cheap house that needs some fixing up. They do the work to fix up the house and then sell it for a profit. This also involves a fair amount of math. Make sure the final sale price of the house can cover not only what you paid for the house but also for all the work you put into it.

Keep these things in mind before you invest in property. It can be worth your time, but only if you’re willing to put in the work and do the math!

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